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April 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - April 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm



Please note date change: April 8-11, 2019
This is a four-part course.
SAS part 1 of 4 will give an introduction to the SAS system and SAS windows. Topics to be covered include:

  • creating and saving SAS programs
  • reading in data from simple and complex text data sets
  • typing variables
  • obtaining frequencies, contents, and univariate statistics

SAS 2/4 will cover:

  • formatting variable venues
  • creating SAS libraries for storing and retrieving SAS data sets and format files
  • reading raw data from external files
  • creating new SAS data sets from existing SAS data sets, subsetting by observation and by variable

SAS 3/4 will cover:

  • how to create new SAS data sets combining information from multiple existing SAS data sets
  • how to sort, concatenate, interleave, and merge data sets
  • how to perform the t-test, and test for no association in a contingency table

For SAS 4/4, attendants will be allowed to suggest topics. Past topics include variable retyping, creating SAS datasets from SAS output; creating html and Microsoft Word tables, ANOVA, importing and exporting Excel files.

No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff will need to show their UNC OneCard.


Instructor: Chris Wiesen

  • This class normally fills so be sure to arrive before the class start time. There are only 21 seats with computers, but a limited number of those who have laptops with SAS loaded will be allowed to sit in.
  • Students should bring a flash-drive to class.



April 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
April 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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